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Religious education and collective worship

Religious education

The locally agreed religious education syllabus

View the locally agreed syllabus on the Awareness, Mystery and Value website

As well as the statutory programmes of study the Awareness, Mystery and Value website contains guidance and resources for senior managers, teachers and governors to help understand the legal rules and put the syllabus into practice.

The locally agreed syllabus for religious education must be followed by:

  • community schools
  • Church of England voluntary controlled schools

Church of England and Methodist voluntary aided schools also follow the locally agreed syllabus, as advised and supplemented by the Diocese of Bath & Wells.

Roman Catholic voluntary aided schools have their own syllabus to follow, but the Clifton Diocese recommends the North Somerset agreed syllabus as a useful resource.

Academies and non-local authority schools wishing to use the syllabus and supporting material must contact the North Somerset Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education Clerk and ask for further details.

Further guidance on Religious Education

Academies and non-local authority schools wanting to use the syllabus and supporting material must follow conditions of use.

Resource centres

The Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education has artefacts and other resources for schools. These can be borrowed from:

  • Churchill Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Langford (Tel: 01934 852 446)
  • Mary Elton Community Primary School, Clevedon (Tel: 01275 876 432)
  • St Georges Voluntary Aided Primary School, Weston-super-Mare (Tel: 01934 426 901)

There are also resources available from the Diocesan Resource Centre, Wells. For more information contact the centre on 01749 670 777.